Springfield Park

Springfield Park officially opened as a public park in 1905 and takes its name from its unique geology. The park was formed from the grounds of three private houses, of which only Springfield House (The White House) remains.

The park is 14.73 hectares in size, with formal gardens and conservation areas and has extensive views across Walthamstow Marshes.

The park holds a Green Flag award. Green Flags are given to the best green spaces in the country and are awarded each year to make sure the quality of the green space remains high.

See Springfield Park management plan 2022 to 2027 (PDF 4.6mb).


Restoration project

In 2017 the Council secured investment from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to undertake a £4.1 million restoration project at Springfield Park. This included refurbishment of Springfield House which now includes an extension to offer new toilet facilities.

A new play area situated near the house for our youngest visitors and construction of a brand new venue – The Glass House. We are now delivering various activities and events in the park – you can find out more by signing up to our newsletter or by visiting our eventbrite page.

Springfield House and cafe

Springfield House and the cafe are open 7 Days a week. From April to September, the opening hours are 10am to 6pm, and from October to March the hours are 10am to 4pm.

Family activities

Join ecoActive at Springfield Park for a series of family activities. Learn about the nature and history of Springfield Park in our activity packed family walks.

To book your ticket, visit eventbrite.

Guided walks

Join The Hackney Society for a journey through time in a guided walk. Learn about:
  • woolly mammoths that once roamed the Lea valley
  • industrial history of the area
  • how the park came to be
To book your ticket, visit eventbrite.

Group exercise classes at Springfield Park

We provide free yoga classes on a Monday in the Glass House for Hackney residents aged 50+ as part of the New Age Games Programme. For more information visit New age games.

We also provide a programme of wellbeing walks across the borough. This includes a weekly walk held in Springfield Park, Wednesday, 2pm to 3pm which meets outside of Springfield House. For more information visit Walks and walking groups.

Classes by Active Within 

Active Within offers the following group exercise classes:

  • Yoga – Wednesdays at 12pm to 1pm in the Glass House, this session is £5 per class. 
  • Bootcamp – Thursdays at 12pm to 1pm at the bandstand – free class
  • Gentle exercise (Women only) – Sundays 10am to 11am at the bandstand – free class

For more information and to sign up, visit Active within or turn up to the session.

The Glass House

Located on the same site as the parks original Victorian glass house, The Glass House is a breathtaking community venue available for weddings, civil ceremonies, community classes, meetings and special events all year round.

The venue features various retractable skylights that will allow you the feeling of an outdoor event while having the security of a covered venue with the press of a button.

If that is not enough, you have exclusive access to the private courtyard when booking the Orchard Room to bring even more park life to your event.

Get in touch with the team to book your wedding ceremony or event at The Glass House.


Current volunteering opportunities are listed on our eventbrite page – but if you have specific skills you would like to share or develop, please complete this form.



The toilets located next to Springfield House are open:

1 October to 7 April – closed except public holidays
8 April to 30 April – 9am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday
1 May to 23 July – 9am to 9pm Saturday and Sunday
24 July to 31 August (school holidays) 9am to 9pm Monday to Sunday
1 September to 30 September – 9am to 7.30pm Saturday and Sunday

Toilets are also available on the ground floor of Springfield House during cafe opening hours:

  • 10am to 4pm, October to March
  • 10am to 6pm, April to September

Booking sports facilities

The tennis courts in Springfield Park are currently free to use on a first come first served basis.  Be considerate if others are waiting to play. Opening hours: October-May Mon-Fri 10am-sunset, Sat-Sun 9am-sunset and June-September: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-8pm.  For any additional information please contact the Hackney Tennis Office: 020 8800 0680.

Springfield Park user group

The user group meets monthly and works closely with park staff and council management to discuss current issues, problems and joint projects as well as running events and raising funds. You can contact them at spugcommittee@hotmail.co.uk.


Springfield Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks at park events.


Barbecues are not allowed in Springfield Park.


Fishing is not permitted in any of Hackney’s parks.


Dogs are not allowed in the play area or sports facilities. If your dogs are behaving aggressively or causing damage, or are out of your control, council officers have the power to request that you put them on leads. Visit dogs in parks for more information.

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Conservation plan

The conservation plan for Springfield Park explains the park’s significance and illustrates its rich history and natural heritage.

The plan will be updated to explain how the heritage and ecology significance will be sustained alongside the new uses, alterations, repairs and management regimes once the details of the restoration project have been finalised.

See chapter 1 – introduction (PDF 2mb)

See chapter 2 – history and context (PDF 510kb)

See chapter 3 – background and management (PDF 204kb)

See chapter 4 – surveys and investigations – part 1 (PDF 4mb)

See chapter 4 – surveys and investigations – part 2 (PDF 6mb)

See chapter 5 – statement of significance (PDF 1mb)

See chapter 6 – issues and vulnerabilities (PDF 1mb)

See chapter 7 – consultation (PDF 748kb)

See chapter 8 – policies (PDF 227kb)

See chapter 9 – outline management and maintenance plan (PDF 71kb)

See chapter 10 – heritage impact assessment (PDF 68kb)

See chapter 11 – gazetteers (PDF 3mb)

See appendices part 1 (PDF 9mb)

See appendices part 2 (PDF 10mb)

See appendices part 3 (PDF 2mb)

Page updated on: 9 February 2024

Springfield Park


Springfield House
E5 9EF


  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9am to 5pm, Wednesday – 9am to 4pm
    020 8356 3000

Opening times

  • 24 hours a day


Cafe open daily during summer

Closing times:

  • 1 January to 21 January  – 5pm
  • 22 January to 4 February – 5.30pm
  • 5 February to 25 February – 6pm
  • 26 February to 10 March  – 6.30pm
  • 11 March to 24 March – 7pm
  • 25 March to 7 April – 8pm
  • 8 April to 21 April – 8.30pm
  • 22 April to 5 May – 9pm
  • 6 May to 11 August – 9.30pm
  • 12 August to 18 August – 9pm
  • 19 August to 8 September – 8.30pm
  • 9 September to 15 September – 8pm
  • 16 September to 6 October – 7.30pm
  • 7 October to 13 October – 7pm
  • 14 October to 27 October – 6.30pm
  • 28 October to 31 December – 5pm